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United Nations (UN) human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana said Myanmar still has to deal with “very challenging” human rights issues.
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana, will undertake his final official visit to the country from 14 to 19 February, a UN statement said on Tuesday.
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Thursday 6 February saw the Government launch of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The program will aim to combat malnutrition in Burma, where a third of all children under five are stunted in their growth. It will be run in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF.
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Myanmar should take preventive measures against the sexual exploitation of children by tourists, as there has been a rising trend of child sex tourism in neighbouring countries, according to the children’s protection officer for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
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United Nations. A UN committee on Tuesday called on Myanmar to stick to a promise to release all political prisoners by the end of the year.
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The General Assembly’s human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give the stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship and to crack down on Buddhist violence against them and other Muslims in the southeast Asian nation.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with Myanmar President to discuss the human rights situation in his country as it assumes the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for 2014, a top official said here on Thursday.
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Opium and methamphetamine production continues to rise in Burma, and increasing amounts of the illicit drugs are being smuggled to East and Southeast Asia, a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned on Friday.
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Violence against a Muslim minority in Myanmar is feeding a wider anti-Muslim feeling that poses a serious threat to the country’s economic and political reforms as it emerges from half a century of military rule, according to a UN envoy.
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Citing the negative impact of the inter-communal clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on children in the region, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged all parties to put an end to the violence.
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Desperately needed basic food rations has finally reached some of the internally displaced around the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) headquarters of Laiza.
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United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), Country Manager Jason Eligh told Mizzima that the UNODC will assist Myanmar government’s efforts to transform the police force into a national public service body by providing ‘technical and related programmatic assistance’.
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The United Nations has been allowed to deliver humanitarian aid to the Kachin rebel headquarters in northern Burma for the first time since December 2011, but a spokesperson warned on Monday that it will not be enough.
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As a journalist, Kyaw Zin Moe makes the news every day. But now he is in the spotlight for a different reason: Kyaw, his wife and baby have become the first Myanmar refugee family to be assisted home by UNHCR in Bangladesh.
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The UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Burma Vijay Nambiar is visiting the Kachin rebel headquarters of Laiza at the Sino-Burmese border on Wednesday with the approval of the Burmese government.
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The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights, Tomás Ojea Quintana, spoke to DVB on Thursday about his latest mission to Burma. During the 10-day trip he visited displacement camps in Arakan state and riot-torn Lashio and Meikhtila. He also met with officials in Chin state. He says that as he arrived in Meikhtila his convoy was attacked by a mob of 200 people, an incident that the government denied. (more…)

Myanmar police on Thursday rejected allegations that a convoy carrying a UN rights envoy though a town wracked by religious unrest was attacked by a mob, blaming a “misunderstanding” for the incident.
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Burma said a U.N. human rights envoy was well-protected during a visit to a city wracked by religious violence, brushing off his claims that police did nothing as a 200-strong Buddhist mob descended on his car, kicking the windows and doors and shouting abuses. (more…)

A UN human rights envoy on Wednesday said he had gained personal insight into the terror experienced by victims of communal violence in Burma over the last 14 months after a mob of 200 people attacked his convoy in Meikhtila while he toured the country this week. (more…)

I have just concluded my ten-day mission to Myanmar – my eighth visit to the country since I was appointed Special Rapporteur in March 2008. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Government of Myanmar for its invitation, and in particular for granting me an extended visit this time, which has enabled me to cover more ground than I have done previously during my five-day missions. (more…)

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